Idaho Focuses on Family

Ski Resorts offer youth-friendly features for a family-oriented season By: Kelly Rosenfeld
Grand Targhee Resort has upgraded its newly reopened terrain park, with special features for younger guests. // © 2011 Grand Targhee Resort
Grand Targhee Resort has upgraded its newly reopened terrain park, with special features for younger guests. // © 2011 Grand Targhee Resort

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Idaho’s 18 state-wide ski resorts are putting an emphasis on youth offerings this winter season, making them great destinations for family recreation. Special benefits, such as discounts on lift tickets and lodging, are also available at many resorts with the purchase of a season pass. 

Sun Valley Resort has designed new themed adventure trails aimed at skiers and boarders between the ages of 6 and 12. For beginners, Dollar Mountain has a new Progression Park with small, more easily maneuverable features. The Sun Valley SnowSports School has also expanded its offerings to include training for kids as well as adventures for teens. 

Grand Targhee Resort has upgraded its newly reopened terrain park, with special features for younger guests. The resort has also added an arcade with video games and a big screen television. Young skiers and boarders at Silver Mountain can take on Gold Pan Alley, the resort’s newest adventure trail. Silver Mountain also features an indoor water park with lazy floats, slides and play areas for a variety of ages. 

For those seeking a different activity, snow tubing can be an exciting and family friendly adventure, and is now offered at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Schweitzer Mountain and Grand Targhee resorts for as little as $10. 

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